Mulan – The Musical” and its creators, The Red Poppy Ladies’ Percussion Group, will be on their first Canadian Tour beginning on February 5, 2016 (Chinese New Year). The tour will be hosted by International Multicultural Development Group. Title sponsorship by Respon International Group and the proceeds of the tour will be donated to International Multicultural Development Foundation for further developing multiculturalism, building multicultural platforms for cultural exchange, and supporting children education of the less fortunate.
Established in 1999, Red Poppy is the first Chinese female percussion band, which brings together a group of outstanding female percussionists from all parts of China. To introduce the high-brow percussion art to the market, the band has made bold steps forward and created a unique form and style. Since its birth, Red Poppy has been given nearly a thousand concerts to Chinese audience, as well as the audience in over ten countries.In September 2004, it received the highest reputation “World Peace Award” at the “Olympics of World Culture” sponsered by WCO. Over the years, they’ve participated in numerous events including the CCTV Spring Festivals, the Beijing APEC Assembly, as well as international events such as the Olympics (Athens, Beijing, and London). The have been sent abroad multiple times by the Chinese Cultural Department and received good reputation both at home and abroad. The group was also invited to participate in the filming of the Hollywood film “The Great Wall”, directed by well-known Chinese director Zhang Yimo. The film is set to release in 2016 with a production cost of over 100 million.
“Mulan – The Musical” has been performed over 120 times in Broadway, New York.
The story of “Mulan” is about a Chinese peasant girl (Mulan HUA), who disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father’s place as a soldier in the Emperor’s war against the Huns. After years of concealing her true identity, Mulan’s secret is finally revealed and she becomes widely revered for her courage and loyalty. This legend incorporates the traditional Chinese values of love, justice, loyalty and filial duty, whose message of leadership, bravery and family devotion strike a profound chord with today’s audiences.
Featuring a half hour traditional singing, dancing and speeches from local art groups, PLUS this one-and-only 1.5 hour "Mulan percussion musical", this Feb 5th to 14th Lunar New Year event is sure to have the audience laughing, tapping their feet, and perhaps even shedding a tear or two. It is not to be missed! Please come out and enjoy a spectacular night, and let us to celebrate this upcoming 2016 lunar Year of the Monkey!
Feb.6th 2016 8:00pm
Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
2080 United Boulevard Coquitlam, BC V3K6W3
Feb.8th 2016 8:00pm
River Rock Show Theatre
8811 River Road, Richmond V6X3P8
Feb.5th 2016 6:30pm
The Port Theatre Society
125 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z4
Feb.14th 2016 8:00pm
University Farquhar Auditorium
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W5C2
Contact Number：604.221.6128 604.512.4317 604.340.8829 &Ticket Master